Skip to main content

Victor Borge Collection - Single Episodes





THE VICTOR BORGE COLLECTION



Victor Borge Biography:

Victor Borge was born in Copenhagen, Denmark January 3, 1909, the son of Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum. He was named Børge Rosenbaum, and his musical talent was no surprise as his father was a musician in the Royal Danish Chapel.

He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music by Olivo Krause, and later by Victor Schiøler, Frederic Lamond and Egon Petri. He had his piano debut in 1926 at "Odd Fellow Palæet" in Copenhagen and was recognized as a very talented musician.

During the 1930's he became one of Denmark's most popular artists. He started his career as a classical pianist, but his talent for making the audience laugh was soon obvious, and he started developing his unique blend of humor and music. He had his revue debut in 1933 and his film debut in 1937.

In 1940 he was forced to leave Denmark, and he traveled from Petsano to New York. Although he didn't speak English he soon managed to "translate" his humor, and he performed for the first time in Bing Crosby's radio show in 1941.

In 1942 he was pronounced "the best new radio performer of the year" by the American press, and his radio and TV shows became extremely popular. He became an American citizen in 1948, and had his own show, "Comedy in Music", at The Golden Theatre, New York 1953-56.

He had performed as soloist and conductor with leading orchestras from 1956, and has performed as Opera Conductor, e.g. Magic Flute, Cleveland Orchestra, 1979 and The Royal Danish Theatre, 1992.

He established several trusts, and he received numerous honorable awards and honors. He was the patron of The Danish Royal Academy of Music Children’s Choir.

With Robert Sherman he was the author of My Favorite Intermissions (1971) and My Favorite Comedies in Music (1981).

Victor Borge died at home in his sleep, December 23rd, 2000.


Updated with Version 2 Files on 16-Feb-2009



From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


1 - Victor Borge - a Mozart Opera
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Victor Borge - Brahms Lullaby
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Victor Borge - Comedy in Music
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Comedy In Music, Pt. 2
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Victor Borge - Johann Sibelius Bach & Family
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - Victor Borge - Mozart Opera by
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
11 - Victor Borge - Phonetic Punctuation
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
12 - Victor Borge - Rachmaninov Excerpts
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
13 - Victor Borge - Requests
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - Victor Borge - Sweetheart
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
16 - Victor Borge - Three Borge Fav
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

Notes


OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHERS GROUP



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website (www.otrr.org) and the Yahoo! Group Old Time Radio Researchers.

It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.


This is the Single Episodes Page. The Non Certified Release may include extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Non Certified Release. This Single Episodes page is provided in case you want to sample the shows. Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to archive.org naming requirements.


If you are interested in preserving Old Time Radio (OTR), you may wish to join the Old Time Radio Researchers Group at Yahoo.


Relax, listen, and enjoy!


OTRR Definitions:

OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.

OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that is Certified Complete is the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implies that all the files in the series are Certified Accurate but also indicates that the series is as complete as possible – it includes all extant episodes.

OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Certification process.

Reviews

Reviewer: degemike - - April 20, 2014
Subject: No reviews yet? Let's start!
Victor didn't update his material very often. Some of these comedy routines from the 1950s I downloaded and listened to from this site were later being done on his PBS specials in the 80s and 90s. I did enjoy Victor Borge immensely, and I do miss seeing him on PBS. He was a funny man
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
In Collection
Old Time Radio
In Collection
Radio Programs
Uploaded by
OTRRArchive
on 7/22/2006
Views
47,127
Favorites
10
Reviews
1
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
2,214
0
2
( 2 reviews )
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
4,774
0
2
( 2 reviews )
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
1,058
0
0
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
2,371
0
0
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
2,410
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
2,432
0
0
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
3,430
0
0
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
2,312
0
0
Old Time Radio
by The Old Time Radio Researchers
1,360
0
0
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
1,037
0
0